Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Truck-Lite, a worldwide leader in light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems for commercial vehicles, is relocating its existing headquarters from Falconer, New York, to Knowledge Park at Penn State Behrend in Erie County, creating 90 new family-sustaining jobs and retaining 582 positions statewide. The company has three existing […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Altoona, PA – Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Dennis Davin joined Stephen McKnight, President and CEO of The Altoona Blair County Development Corporation (ABCD), Altoona Mayor Matthew Pacifico, Blair County Commissioner Bruce Erb, and the owners of Mama […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that longtime Pennsylvania manufacturer MI Windows and Doors, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors, will expand its operation in Dauphin County, creating nearly 100 new jobs and retaining more than 1,500 team members. “Committed to creating jobs and products […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that $5 million is available for projects that expand high-speed broadband service infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas through the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program (UHSB). The application period opens June 1. “Pennsylvania’s broadband internet access limitations create an unfair playing field, leaving too many counties disadvantaged in […]
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $7 million through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to support affordable housing in Bedford, Butler, Clinton, Columbia, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Lawrence, Luzerne, Mercer, Northumberland, Schuylkill, and Tioga counties. “The HOME program supports the state’s ability to provide safe, affordable housing for low-income Pennsylvanians through new […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced $200,000 in funding for Catalyst Connection, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program, to develop the Essential Skills for Manufacturing (ESM) entry-level training program supporting the expansion and hiring needs of small- and medium-sized manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania. “My administration is focused on eliminating barriers to good-paying jobs and […]
Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Hospitality Industry Recovery Program Funding Harrisburg, PA – The $145 million COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) launched by the Wolf administration is successfully providing pandemic financial relief to Pennsylvania’s restaurant and hospitality industry. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the program early this year after his administration secured a transfer of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Cardinal Systems, Inc., a family-owned custom fabricator and manufacturer of steel wall panels, thermomoulded and extruded plastic products, and vinyl pool liners, will expand its existing operation and production capacity at its facilities in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, and Manchester Township, York County, investing nearly $9 […]
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $5.4 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) competitive, set-aside funding to help five communities update existing water and/or sewer systems, helping to improve the quality of life for residents in Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Jefferson, and Potter counties. “The projects approved today will provide a […]
99.9 percent of Pennsylvania households responded to the 2020 Census Harrisburg, PA –  Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced today that initial data indicates that Pennsylvania outperformed many other states in terms of census form completions. Because of the outreach efforts undertaken by DCED, Pennsylvania’s self-response rate was 2.6 percent […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 250 Cross Farm Lane, LLC (CFL), a subsidiary of PSC Biotech Corporation, will open a new contract pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in York County. CFL will transfer equipment, staff, and customers from its Wisconsin site to CFL in Conewago Township, investing over $22 million and bringing 100 […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $11 million in low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will help seven companies in five counties create and retain employees, grow their operations, and improve their facilities. “Pennsylvania’s job creators are getting people back to work, creating new opportunities and possibilities […]
Every day we celebrate the brave military personnel who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Pennsylvania recognizes the valuable contributions from our strong veteran workforce and the overall veteran community. Ranking fifth in the country with more than 95K veteran-owned businesses, we want to continue to see that number grow. In support of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $650,000 in new funding that will connect apprentices with classroom training leading to good-paying jobs through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. “This funding supports programs designed specifically to offer the relevant and […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Governor Tom Wolf congratulated and praised the public service of five Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) employees for the efforts to ensure that individuals and local governments had access to critical funding resources offered through DCED. The employees are among 51 employees from 10 agencies receiving Governor’s Awards for […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 33 projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments with floodplain management, creating comprehensive plans, and incorporating the humanities into community plans in 20 counties. “The Municipal Assistance Program provides communities with the funding they need to accomplish the day-to-day work […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that longtime Pennsylvania-based DelGrosso Foods, the oldest family-owned pasta sauce producer in the United States, will continue to call Pennsylvania home by expanding its manufacturing operations in Blair County. The company will convert a recently acquired 166,000 square-foot vacant facility in Antis Township into an expanded pasta […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Steve D’Ettorre toured Harrisburg-based design company andculture to hear from company representatives about how they endured the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking ahead in recovery. “andculture is the type of company that represents the future of business in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 766 into law, aligning the annual state corporate tax deadline with the federal tax deadline of May 17, 2021, and giving the Pennsylvania departments of Revenue and Community and Economic Development the ability to deal with state taxation while the COVID-19 disaster declaration is in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced that up to $5 million has been approved for three venture capital firms to invest in start-up companies in Pennsylvania. “It is critical that we invest in start-up companies now for the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of 116 new projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF), improving Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and ensuring safer, more reliable transportation accommodation across the commonwealth. The projects total more than $48 million in funding. “Investing in these critical improvements now will make the lives of our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin announced 135 new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for environmental and infrastructure projects in counties across Pennsylvania. “This funding supports projects that will enhance the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in neighborhoods across the state, improving recreational […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $2.17 million in funding to expand agriculture operations for six projects in five Pennsylvania counties. The investments approved today will help farmers acquire buildings, farmland, and construct barns and broiler houses. “Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry helps our economy thrive and is an important way of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of nearly $4.5 million for five new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will improve infrastructure, save energy, and create hundreds of new jobs across the commonwealth. “The PIPE program helps businesses […]
Second Round of Funding Brings Total Assistance to Approximately $32 Million Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $13 million in funding awards to assist in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on families and individuals experiencing homelessness and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth. “While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Alpha Recycling—a recycler of catalytic converters and other scrap metals—has selected Pennsylvania as the best site to expand its operations and create a new processing center in Stroudsburg Borough, Monroe County. The project will create 30 new, full-time jobs. This project creates a new industrial investment opportunity to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver spoke at the third annual Manufacturing PA Innovation Program Expo to recognize the program’s student Manufacturing Fellows for their contributions to Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry. Over the last three years, the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program has supported over 300 students […]
Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Sharp, a global leader in advanced clinical supply chain services and contract pharmaceutical packaging with a strong presence in Pennsylvania, will expand operations at existing facilities in Allentown and Conshohocken and into a third facility in Macungie Borough, Lehigh County, retaining 1,092 current positions and creating 335 new, full-time […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 43 projects totaling nearly $2 million have been approved for funding under the COVID-19 Relief – Supporting Elm and Main (SEAM) program. “Over the past year, communities across the commonwealth have faced devastating impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, during which Pennsylvania’s network of community development organizations […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today highlighted the achievements of the Wolf Administration to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic during the opening session of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers’ (PASBDC) Growth Conference. “Small businesses are a crucial part of our economy. They are our entrepreneurs, our community-focused employers, and our friends […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced new funding through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program for Northampton Community College (NCC) to offer comprehensive training, through partnerships with regional manufacturers, that will provide missing essential technical and employability skills to prepare individuals for immediate, entry-level employment in manufacturing. MTTC helps bring awareness to careers and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $51,000 in new funding that will connect apprentices in four counties with classroom training that will lead to good-paying jobs through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. “As we emerge from the pandemic […]
From Scranton to Philadelphia, Visit 14 Spots with a Connection to America’s First Family Harrisburg, PA – On the heels of President Biden’s infrastructure proposal announcement in Pittsburgh last week, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office is paving the way to highlight the Pennsylvania roots of America’s First Family through the self-guided road trip, Joe & Jill: […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $2.7 million in low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for three projects that will help companies in Bucks, Franklin, and Luzerne counties expand their operations, renovate facilities, and create jobs. “Pennsylvania manufacturers drive our economy, providing critical goods, services, and jobs to consumers […]
Harrisburg, PA – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents. “After being faced with an unprecedented pandemic that impacted communities across the state, this year’s […]
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